Matthew Duvall / Transient Landscapes Debuts at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Matthew Duvall is a co-artistic director, founding member and percussionist of the GRAMMY© award-winning chamber ensemble Eighth Blackbird, named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2016.

Transient Landscapes is a day-long series of percussive performances that simultaneously celebrate and utilize the Ringling arboretum as an instrument of sound.

Duvall's visit is part of an expanded New Stages performance lineup, a key component of a new curatorial vision that moves beyond The Ringling International Arts Festival's structure of multiple simultaneous performances to a year-round season of numerous engagements. This new approach will allow for deeper interactions between artists and audiences, while furthering The Ringling's mission of community outreach. Through programming and workshops, artists will explore current social issues and a diverse range of cultures and identities.

Gallery Walk & Talk: Transient Landscapes
Oct. 18, 6 p.m., The Ringling
Four-time GRAMMY award-winning percussionist Matthew Duvall will lead guests on a stroll around the grounds to visit performance destinations and discuss the curatorial process that resulted in this highly anticipated sonic tour of the landscape at The Ringling.

Guests should meet in the Visitors Pavilion at 6 p.m. and should expect some uneven terrain as they walk through the grounds. This tour is included with admission and free for members. Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Visitors Pavilion on the day of the program. Members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 941-358-3180.

Matthew Duvall: Inlets
Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Historic Asolo Theater
Inlets will feature a special performance by Matthew Duvall in the Historic Asolo Theater. A reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Dwarf Garden will feature the sound installation OM by Kyong Mee Choi. Tickets start at $20 and can be reserved by calling 941-360-7399.

Matthew Duvall: Transient Landscapes
Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m., The Ringling
Celebrating an often-overlooked masterpiece of The Ringling, the Bayfront Gardens, this outdoor happening will invite the audience to participate in a performance where the arboretum becomes an instrument. Featuring percussionist Matthew Duvall and eco-acoustic composer Matthew Burtner,

Performances will take place across The Ringling campus throughout the day. For performance schedule and tickets, check ringling.org. Cost is included with Museum admission or a $5 grounds-only ticket.

Rhythm of the Ringling: Season Kick-off Party featuring Matthew Duvall and The Kraken Quartet
Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Museum of Art Courtyard
The Ringling invites you to explore the art of percussion and dance, while previewing the upcoming season of performances. The Kraken Quartet and Eight Blackbird's distinguished percussionist Matthew Duvall will perform, and guests can enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks, a cash bar and the annual fireworks display. Tickets are $95 and available at ringling.org. Members save 10%.

The Ringling is a center for art, history and learning situated on 66 acres on Sarasota Bay. It is built on the legacy of circus entrepreneur, collector of art and financier John Ringling and his wife Mable.

The Ringling inspires visitors with an acclaimed collection of Old Master paintings, explores with them the diverse cultures and art of Asia, delights them with the story of the American circus, and transports them to the Roaring Twenties during a tour of the magnificent Ca' d'Zan mansion.

The Ringling is also committed to exhibiting the work of an emerging community of living artists that moves beyond traditional practice and features dynamic and engaging contemporary visual and performing arts, including a diverse roster of theater, music and dance.

The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida. Affiliated with Florida State University, it is one of the largest university art centers in the nation.

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